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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Video of attempted theft released in wake of officer’s shooting of 2 suspects

    OLYMPIA — No protests or violence took place in Olympia Friday night, a day after demonstrations — including minor violent eruptions — broke out in the city in response to two black men being shot by a police officer. An independent investigation was launched after police officer Ryan Donald, a three-year veteran of the force, shot two brothers who allegedly attacked him with a skateboard after he stopped them for an attempted shoplifting incident. Video of the attempted theft was released to […]

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    The Pooch Patrol: Arlington Police recruiting dog-walkers to combat neighborhood crime

    ARLINGTON, Wash. – The Arlington Police Department is looking for volunteers to join the newly created Pooch Patrol program. The idea is to get as many eyes and ears on the lookout for suspicious activity in neighborhoods across the city. “When they see something that doesn’t add up, call 911 because it’s probably an issue,” said volunteer Judy Ness. The department plans to hold a meeting to share pointers with dog-walkers on what to look for while they’re out walking […]

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    Local school boards in northwest Washington concerned about flammable oil trains passing by classrooms

    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — There is growing concern at local school districts about the dangers of oil trains.  The train cars are loaded with highly flammable Bakken crude and rumble right by playgrounds and classrooms every day. Train tracks run through the heart of downtown Mount Vernon and the local school district just passed a resolution asking lawmakers to double their efforts to make oil trains safer. The district said if the tanker cars aren’t upgraded quickly, thousands of children […]

  • Baby amazingly escapes injury as SUV smashes through apartment wall, into infant’s crib

    BELLEVUE, Wash. — Talk about a close call. Police said a woman learning to drive plowed through an apartment wall and right into the bedroom of a sleeping 9-month-old baby Tuesday morning. It happened at the Hampton Green Apartments on 148th Avenue Northeast in Bellevue. “I’d say a very close call,” said Bellevue police officer Seth Tyler. Police said the 34-year-old driver from Bellevue mistook the gas pedal for the brakes — and plowed her Toyota SUV right through an […]

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    Seattle police: Burglars scoring big, because of unlocked doors

    SEATTLE — A series of break-ins in several Seattle neighborhoods have police concerned. The Seattle Police Department said crooks are getting in the easy way, through unlocked doors and windows. One homeowner said his house was hit two days in a row. Neighbor Roberta Langworth is worried after thieves targeted one of her Leschi neighbor’s homes twice in as many days. “With the weather this way, there will probably be a lot more of this going on,” she said. Police […]

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    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Employee chases jewelry thieves; crooks pull gun on him

    SEATTLE — Detectives need your help to solve a high-end heist at a local jewelry store. Olga Afichuk said the two captured on surveillance video took their time acting like customers, spending nearly an hour inside Shubad Jewelers. “Every other word was bro,” said Olga. “Bro this, bro that, he was like, ‘I need to see this bro, give me that, bro.’ He was referring me as me as bro, to the man as bro, to anyone as bro.” Olga said […]

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    State announces $63 million settlement for consumers of certain electronic devices

    SEATTLE — If you purchased a smart phone, television or a computer in the past several years, you could have some money coming. The state attorney general announced a $63 million settlement Friday, some of which could be finding its way back into your pocket. “We make sure powerful interests play by the rules,” said state Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The settlement is one of the biggest recoveries for the state, seeking money from nine overseas companies. Ferguson said big-time […]

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    Coaches, firefighters save Puyallup student who collapsed during track practice

    PUYALLUP, Wash. — A Puyallup eighth-grader collapsed during track practice, but there was a happy ending thanks to the quick actions by coaches, firefighters and a simple device they say every school should have. For Garrett Arther, Wednesday was only the second day back to school since he collapsed on the school’s running track. He suffered a cardiac arrest. “Everybody is excited to have you back,” Glacier View Junior High School Principal Mario Casello said. “All of your teachers, the […]

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    Family of unarmed man killed by Lakewood police skeptical of department’s investigation

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. — Three weeks after Lakewood Police officers shot and killed an unarmed man hiding in a local lumberyard, the department is offering an explanation for what happened. Officers thought the man pointed a gun at them, the department said, but the black object turned out to be a cell phone. The two officers involved in the shooting are back on patrol while the department continues their investigation, but the family of the late Daniel Covarrubias said they’re skeptical […]

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    Tacoma police: Drive-by victim may have been shot for wearing gang colors

    TACOMA – A Pierce County mother grieves for her only son who was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting last week. The suspected shooter made his first appearance in court on Friday afternoon. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Alexander Kitt is the gunman and he may have been trying to retaliate for an earlier shooting, but investigators say the victim may have been shot by mistake. “I don’t know what to do. I don’t know how I’m going to go on […]